Ever wondered what it would sound like if you smuggled a tape recorder into a factory or assembly line, and recorded the sounds? Or how about setting up a microphone in a wind tunnel and hitting "record"? Me neither, but it's a fitting description of what you'll find on the 2005 release by the Double Leopards, A Hole Is True. As with all experimental and ambient-esque releases, there's a fine line between musical and artsy fartsy, and unless you're a die-hard admirer of non-conventional albums (or albums classified as "music releases" that don't have a single note on them), then A Hole Is True -- which is comprised of three long slabs of same-sounding sonics -- will be pretty hard to take. At least Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music grabbed your attention with all the noise, this album just kind of lays there flat. Has Double Leopards invented a new genre -- "background noise"?
AllMusic Review by Greg Prato